St. Louis Cardinals Starting Lineup 1/22/21 Cardinals Lineup

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The NL Central was a three-team struggle with the Cardinals right in the middle of it all. Things project to be similar in 2020, but one of the trio of pennant contenders could change. St. Louis seems to always produce talent. There core hitters will change little heading into the new season. They have a strong balance at both corner infield positions a short stop that hits for power. Outfield appears to be the weakest link in their hitting.

The trio of projected everyday outfielders is slated to hit after one another at the bottom of the Cardinals order. One of the Cardinals biggest assets during their consistent run as a playoff contender has been strong pitching. St. Louis really didn't miss a beat in 2019, finishing with the fifth best ERA in baseball. However, there are some indications that they could have a more difficult time duplicating that feat in 2020. Any loss in that area could put more numbers in the Cardinals loss column than expected.

Updated: 8:00 am GMT , 12/22

Cardinals Starting Lineup

1. K. Wong , (L), 2B
2. T. Edman , (S), 3B
3. P. Goldschmidt , (R), 1B
4. D. Carlson , (S), LF
5. Y. Molina , (R), C
6. P. DeJong , (R), SS
7. M. Carpenter , (L), DH
8. D. Fowler , (S), RF
9. H. Bader , (R), CF
Pos Pitcher
P Jack Flaherty J. Flaherty (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Jack Flaherty J. Flaherty (R)
89
9 4-3 13.1 170 33 22 22 6 16 49 .288% .094% 1.21 .284
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Kolten Wong K. Wong (L)
83
1 52 204 47 40 4 2 1 15 25 5 2 .266 .351 .328 .679
3B Tommy Edman T. Edman (S)
67
2 54 223 51 38 7 1 5 26 29 2 4 .255 .323 .375 .698
1B Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt (R)
95
3 57 227 55 36 13 0 6 20 30 1 0 .294 .412 .460 .871
LF Dylan Carlson D. Carlson (S)
68
4 34 115 22 11 7 1 3 16 11 1 1 .208 .261 .377 .638
C Yadier Molina Y. Molina (R)
74
5 41 152 38 32 2 0 4 16 12 0 0 .268 .305 .366 .671
SS Paul DeJong P. DeJong (R)
89
6 44 171 37 28 6 0 3 24 17 1 0 .248 .322 .349 .671
DH Matt Carpenter M. Carpenter (L)
89
7 50 169 26 16 6 0 4 24 22 0 0 .186 .325 .314 .640
RF Dexter Fowler D. Fowler (S)
83
8 30 98 21 15 2 0 4 15 14 1 1 .241 .327 .402 .729
CF Harrison Bader H. Bader (R)
71
9 49 122 22 11 7 1 3 10 19 3 1 .214 .328 .388 .716

Most Common Cardinals Lineups

5 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Paul DeJong
5. Tyler O'Neill
6. Yadier Molina
7. Dexter Fowler
8. Rangel Ravelo
9. Harrison Bader
4 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Brad Miller
5. Yadier Molina
6. Paul DeJong
7. Matt Carpenter
8. Dexter Fowler
9. Dylan Carlson
3 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Dylan Carlson
5. Yadier Molina
6. Paul DeJong
7. Dexter Fowler
8. Harrison Bader
9. Tyler O'Neill
3 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Matt Carpenter
5. Brad Miller
6. Tyler O'Neill
7. Dexter Fowler
8. Dylan Carlson
9. Matt Wieters
3 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Paul DeJong
5. Matt Carpenter
6. Yadier Molina
7. Dexter Fowler
8. Tyler O'Neill
9. Harrison Bader
2 Games Game
1. Kolten Wong
2. Tommy Edman
3. Paul Goldschmidt
4. Brad Miller
5. Paul DeJong
6. Matt Carpenter
7. Yadier Molina
8. Tyler O'Neill
9. Harrison Bader

2020 Recent Cardinals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/1 @ SD L 0-0 Zach Davies Z. Davies (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kolten Wong K. Wong Tommy Edman T. Edman Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Dylan Carlson D. Carlson Yadier Molina Y. Molina Paul DeJong P. DeJong Matt Carpenter M. Carpenter Dexter Fowler D. Fowler Harrison Bader H. Bader
9/30 @ SD W 7-4 Chris Paddack C. Paddack (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kolten Wong K. Wong Tommy Edman T. Edman Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Dylan Carlson D. Carlson Yadier Molina Y. Molina Paul DeJong P. DeJong Dexter Fowler D. Fowler Harrison Bader H. Bader Tyler O'Neill T. O'Neill
9/27 vs MIL W 5-2 Austin Gomber A. Gomber (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kolten Wong K. Wong Tommy Edman T. Edman Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Dylan Carlson D. Carlson Yadier Molina Y. Molina Paul DeJong P. DeJong Dexter Fowler D. Fowler Harrison Bader H. Bader Tyler O'Neill T. O'Neill
9/26 vs MIL L 0-3 Adam Wainwright A. Wainwright (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kolten Wong K. Wong Tommy Edman T. Edman Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Brad Miller B. Miller Yadier Molina Y. Molina Paul DeJong P. DeJong Matt Carpenter M. Carpenter Dexter Fowler D. Fowler Dylan Carlson D. Carlson
9/26 vs MIL L 0-3 Jack Flaherty J. Flaherty (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kolten Wong K. Wong Tommy Edman T. Edman Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Paul DeJong P. DeJong Yadier Molina Y. Molina Dexter Fowler D. Fowler Dylan Carlson D. Carlson Tyler O'Neill T. O'Neill Harrison Bader H. Bader

St. Louis Cardinals FAQ

The Cardinals may not have the most flashy starting lineup out there, but they have a group of names that will push them to a potential spot in the playoffs. The top of the lineup might go through some changes this season as they don't have that consistent leadoff man. Dexter Fowler has struggled, and Matt Carpenter's game has fallen off over the last two seasons. Kolten Wong and Tommy Edman are names that could work their way into the leadoff or two-spot. Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt are the two power bats in the middle of the order. Goldy, of course, is also one of the better contact bats and is going to be the RBI machine. Now the back half of the lineup is a little weak. Yadier Molina isn't the same bat he once was, and the outfield isn't quite as potent either.

Who Will DH For The Cardinals?

Matt Carpenter is getting up in age, and we often see them move to the DH in the American League. That will be the case in 2020, where Carpenter can serve as the DH. He has struggled at the plate over the last two seasons.

Where Does Paul Goldschmidt Bat?

Paul Goldschmidt hits third in the order. He has been one of the more consistent hitters in the game and landed in St. Louis after a trade from the Diamondbacks. He is the Cardinals everyday first baseman.

Who Will Leadoff For The Cardinals In 2020?

The leadoff spot has been a mystery in St. Louis as they have used names like Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, and Dexter Fowler. Given the struggles of all three, they will likely ride the hot bat or test out different names.

What Is The Best Cardinals Lineup Of All-Time?

The 2004 St. Louis Cardinals lost int he world series, but had four players hit over .300 and had three players have over 100 RBI and over 30 home runs. Larry Walker was also on the way out of his career and joined Pujols, Rolen, and Edmonds.

What Is The Worst Cardinals Lineup Of All-Time?

We have to go back all the way to 1903 to find the Cardinals worst lineup. They won 31% of their games, and offensively were one of the worst in the league. They had a total WAR of just 10.1.

Who Has Played The Most Games For The Cardinals?

The legend Stan Musial played from 1941 to 1963 and played over 3,000 games for the Cardinals. He has hit for a .331 average in his career and is often named the best Cardinals player to ever play.